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We offer a lively and inspiring array of arts and cultural events. Explore new ideas, learn about different topics, and see incredible performances at the JCC of the East Bay. Join us to watch film screenings, book talks, lectures, musical peformances and more to expand our rich cultural heritage, history, and hearts.



Nigunim Jewish Folk Chorus

Date: Mondays

Location: JCC East Bay Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut Street\

Contact: Achi Ben Shalom

Email: mail@nigunim.org

Love to sing? Crazy about harmony?  Nigunim Chorus is starting a new season, a good time for new singers to join. We sing in 3 and 4 part harmony, and explore both traditional and contemporary music in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English. Our seasons last 9-12 weeks, and we occasionally perform.

Click here for more information.


Celebrate The Life of Lee Marsh, A Visionary Man

Sunday, April 12, 2:00 pm - Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street

Please join Dorothy Marsh and her daughters Julie and Robin as we gather in community to celebrate the life and legacy of JCC co-founder Lee Marsh.

A generous and forward-thinking leader, Lee Marsh co-founded the JCC East Bay in 1978, served on the Berkeley Waterfront and Berkeley Planning City Commissions, championed social justice and ending all forms of discrimination. He lived life as a hands-on visionary, generous in intellect, spirit and affection and became a mentor and inspiration to many community leaders

Join the Marsh family, Donald Brody, Mayor Tom Bates, Sam Mesnick, Amy Tobin and others in celebrating Lee Marsh's life and legacy. Learn more here

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the JCC East Bay or to an organization that supports social justice and equality. 


Volunteer Appreciation Night

Monday, April 20, 6:00 pm

Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street

JCC East Bay and the 30th Jewish Music Festival thank their dedicated corps of volunteers with an evening of food, drink and tributes. All those great educational, cultural, recreational, health and wellness, spiritual and celebratory programs – they couldn't take place without the ongoing help of many dozens of volunteers. More details to come!